Caltex Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak has called time on his international career.
In an emotional Instagram post on Monday, Jedinak announced that he was stepping aside after 79 games for Australia.
Scroll down for a snapshot of Jedinak's international career.
The Early Days
Jedinak played at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship while with Sydney Olympic, and made a total of nine appearances for the Australia under 20s side.
His first full international cap came in a friendly against Singapore in 2008, and made his first FIFA World Cup™ appearance at the 2010 edition in South Africa in the opening group stage match against Germany.
From there, Jedinak’s stocks continued to rise. He scored his first international goal during the 2011 AFC Asian Cup to level things up against South Korea, and added his second against Bahrain in the same tournament.
Jedinak first captained the national team in a friendly against Ecuador in Lucas Neill’s absence back in 2014 and became the 57th ever captain of Australia – but a bigger honour was yet to come.
Ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, Jedinak was handed the captaincy on a full-time basis by then-Australia boss Ange Postecoglou.
He scored the less memorable of the two goals against the Netherlands in Australia’s 3-2 loss to the Dutch, from the penalty spot to put the Aussies in the lead.
Jedinak retained the captaincy for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup on home soil, and scored from the penalty spot in the first group stage match against Kuwait.
He missed a number of matches in the competition thereafter having suffered an ankle injury, but returned to lift Australia’s first international trophy since the 2004 OFC Nations Cup.
Jedinak missed out on the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup through injury, but returned after the tournament to play a key role in Australia’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.
He scored a hat-trick in Australia fifth round FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Honduras, a 54th minute free-kick and two penalties late on, to secure passage to the tournament.
Aged 33 at his third major international tournament, Jedinak was one of Australia’s most important once again. A midfield general, Jedinak not only battled to protect the Caltex Socceroos' backline, he also scored the Roos’ only two goals in Russia from the penalty spot against France and Denmark.
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